Come sample the latest carnival rides and freak shows in the Carnival of the Criminal Minds, a celebration of all things criminal and mysterious, this time pitching its tents at Femmes Fatales with host Mary Saums (pictured here in a rare Rio sighting*). Because Mary is able to enjoy crime fiction in all its subtle shades, she points the curious carnival-goer to new noir publications and to appreciations of the cozy, with a nice helping of blogs she considers “comfort reads” – low on hype, high on interesting comment.
Up next: The carnival is traveling to Ireland, where host Declan Burke will clue us in to what’s happening in the Auld Sod. (No, I’m not talking about Declan. He’s quite young, really.)
* sorry, Mary – couldn’t resist.